Perovskia atriplicifolia ‘Longin’

Longin Russian Sage
Plant Type

Perennial

Evergreen-Deciduous

Deciduous

Overall Mature Size

Small

Mature Height & Spread

2-3′ x 2-3′

Exposure

Full sun

Water

Low water

Flower Color

Blue

Bloom Time

Spring, Summer

Special Features

Deer Resistant, Low Water Use

Container Sizes

#1

Natural Growth Habit

Upright

Sunset Garden Zones

2-24

Minimum USDA Hardiness Zone

5A-9B

Moderate-growing deciduous perennial to 2-3’ tall and wide. This tough, heat-loving variety is a member of the Mint family, is more narrow and erect growing than most in its species, and features upright-growing, silver-tinged branches cloaked in aromatic silvery-gray foliage. Prized for its profuse clusters of lavender-blue flowers that appear late-spring through summer, and in such abundance that it seems to create a colorful haze above the attractive foliage. Flowering can continue into fall in mild climates. This low-maintenance species has few known pests, is deer resistant, and tolerates a variety of soil types, provided they’re fast-draining. Drought tolerant once established, this hardy selection is well-suited in beds and borders, as a backdrop to lower-growing perennials, as a mass-planting for larger areas, or as a colorful container specimen. Prefers a full sun exposure.

USDA Zone: 5A-9B
Sunset Zone: 2-24

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